It makes sense comparing Samsung HW-J355 vs Samsung HW-N850 because they both are able to give some premium features. Based on our rating, HW-J355 has a total rating of 5.8 out of 10 versus 7.2 for HW-N850. The competitors' control buttons are different: power, volume down, volume up, input and power, input, volume down, volume up, respectively.
Both soundbars have active amplification type. A significant difference between the units in the number of channels, the Samsung HW-J355 has 2.1 versus 5.1.2 for the Samsung HW-N850. The output power is different and equal to 60 W for the HW-J355 versus 372 (overall) W for the HW-N850. Competitors do not have a built-in subwoofer. The HW-J355 has a wired and wireless connection to separate subwoofer, and the HW-N850 - wireless. Both models received our 7 rating of 10 for their audio features and specs.
Each of rivals supports AirPlay. Both models support Google Play Music. Spotify is available on each of the soundbars. Both devices can play streaming audio from Pandora, Tuneln, Deezer, Chromecast.
These models have the ability to connect to the Internet via WI-FI. Rivals from our review have Bluetooth support. Only the HW-N850 supports HDMI Audio Return Channel (ARC). Both soundbars have a USB connector. For connectivity, the HW-J355 received a rating of 6/10 versus 7/10, respectively. App control is available in every soundbar. None of the models under consideration have a built-in microphone. Soundbars do not have Multi-room support.
Only the HW-N850 has a Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format support. A surround technology DTS:X is supported only by the HW-N850. Compared devices do not have DTS Virtual:X support. For multichannel surround Samsung HW-J355 got a rating of 2, and Samsung HW-N850 7 out of 10.
The Samsung HW-N850 is better soundbar in this comparison. Check Samsung HW-N850 price